Ex-Cop Confesses to Killing Wife in 911 Call

Jeff Hawkins, 57, was a 12-year veteran of the Chicago police force.
2:04 | 04/27/16

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Now to a chilling 911 call. A police force veteran confessing to a dispatcher that he shot his wife to death. The victim's sons now speaking out saying they're relieved their father is going behind bars. What can I help you with? I just shot and killed my wife. Reporter: It's the chilling 911 call from 57-year-old Jeffrey Hawkins Monday afternoon. You said you just shot and killed your wife? Yes. Reporter: Hawkins a 12-year veteran of the Chicago police force displaying little emotion as he calmly tells the dispatcher he killed his wife, Jo Ann Hawkins. Are you still armed with a knife or with a gun? It's on the sink. I'm not a threat to anybody. I am a former police officer. I am not sure what happened. Reporter: Is she still breathingy or conscious and able to talk? No. Reporter: Finally breaking down when the dispatcher asks him to describe exactly what happened. I came home. She was here. She just wouldn't talk to me and she kept saying talk to my lawyer and I don't know. It just happened. I never wanted to do anything. Try and stay calm for me, Jeff. I know. I'm all right. I mean I'm not all right. God, god forgive me. Reporter: He surrendered peacefully and booked on one count of murder. Appearing in court Tuesday where bond was set at $3 million. The victim's sons relieved he will remain behind bars for now. We've been scared. I mean in the past. Off and on relationship with my mom for a long time because of him and this is -- We know his capabilities. We know what he's capable of. Reporter: Hawkins has not yet entered a plea. His attorney asking for the public to see the facts before jumping to a conclusion. Now, strangely enough this wasn't the first time Hawkins called 911. Two days earlier he called saying he was out of town and noticed money was missing from the family account and asked police to see if something happened to his wife. If convicted he faces 15 years to life in prison, George and Amy. Okay. Ryan, thanks very much.

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